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2hWright Thompson

The greatest hitter who ever lived on

Ted Williams' ambitions shaped his legacy but wrecked his relationships. If his lone surviving child has her wish, the family's cycle of suffering might at last be broken.

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2mJeremy Fowler

Source: Manziel leaves downtown pad for burbs

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has moved out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and into a golf course community in a suburb west of town, according to a source.

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20mKeith Law

Law: Top 100 MLB draft prospects

Keith Law updates his player rankings for the 2015 MLB draft and this time goes 100 deep, placing high-school shortstop Brendan Rodgers atop the list.

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25mJayson Stark

Five contenders facing critical questions

There is whole lot of baseball still to be played. But that doesn't mean it's too early for these five contenders -- including the Red Sox and Pirates -- to worry.

Tiger Woods at The Players Championship

Tough times for Tiger Woods (1:10)

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Challenges for undrafted free agents (1:40)

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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty (1:24)

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Bulls take game 1 (1:17)
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E:60 Behind the Curtain: Tyler Breeze Extra (9:18)
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3hBuster Olney

How the AL East will shake out

Buster Olney takes a closer look at the unpredictable AL East. He also writes why Craig Counsell is a strong choice as new manager of the Brewers.

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5hCorey Pronman

Pronman: Top 100 draft prospects

Sure, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are the top two NHL draft prospects. But who goes thereafter? Corey Pronman ranks the top 100, including notes from scouts and executives.

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Farewell to LeBron's trademark headband (1:37)

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1hMechelle Voepel

Voepel: WNBA must take stand on domestic violence

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.

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37mEthan Sherwood Strauss

Curry, Warriors' success all connected

A confluence of good things came together for Golden State this season, and Steph Curry's MVP award is just one reward.

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1dEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Kansas State Wildcats

The Wildcats were tough to figure last season, and with a roster overhaul ongoing, a tough season could be coming.

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Brandon Prust sorry for ripping ref
NHL 

The Canadiens F apologized for saying a Game 2 call was "kind of soft" and the referee "called me every name in the book." Prust says he wishes he could take back his comments and suspects he'll be talking with the league.

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NHL 

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

The Champions League all-time top scorer is Cristiano Ronaldo! He passes Leo Messi with 76th career goal, and ties it at 1-1 vs Juventus!

2009 NBA redraft: Who do you take No. 1?
NBA 

The 2015 NBA playoffs features three star 2009 draftees: Blake Griffin ('09 No. 1 overall), James Harden (No. 3) and Stephen Curry (No. 7). Knowing what we know now, who do you take No. 1 overall in 2009? Vote now!

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NBA 

Year 1 of the CFP: 'We got it right'
College Football 

Said College Football Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long: "Overwhelmingly [we] have gotten the sense from fans and colleagues alike that the committee did a good job." Optimistic about future

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College Football 

WNBA releases statement on Thomas
WNBA 

In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun."

WNBA 

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty
WNBA 

Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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WNBA 

Tiger: Breakup, dad's memory 'tough'
Golf 

Woods, citing the 9-year anniversary of his dad's death and his recent breakup with Lindsey Vonn, had a hard week, but says: "Once you're inside the ropes, it's time to tee it up and time to play. ... I get into my little world." Hasn't slept in 3 days

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Golf 

John Wall to play in tonight's Game 2

The Wizards PG said the swelling in his left hand has gone down. Wall initially thought he broke the wrist after crashing to the floor during Game 1, but got two opinions on the injury. Washington leads Atlanta 1-0 in the series.

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GOAL JUVE! Morata scores! Tevez's shot is saved by Casillas, but he pushes it right to Morata who taps it in! 1-0!

Pacquiao facing discipline?
Boxing 

Dan Rafael examines why Manny Pacquiao didn't notify officials of his injury, how he probably exacerbated the tear during the fight and whether a pre-fight shot would have helped ease his shoulder inflammation.

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Boxing 

Patriots waive Alfonzo Dennard
NFL 

Dennard is the third Patriots cornerback who won't be back for the start of the 2015 season, as Darrelle Revis signed with the Jets and the team declined Brandon Browner's option.

NFL 

Experts' picks: Players Championship
Golf 

All the stars come out for one of the toughest tournaments to predict, the Players Championship. Our experts give it their best shot nonetheless, and only one of them picks Jordan Spieth. Predictions

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Golf 

Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather would be willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again, saying, "I will fight him in a year after his surgery" in a text to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith this morning. Pacquiao needs rotator cuff surgery and will miss the next 9-12 months.

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Boxing 

Juventus vs. Real Madrid, 2:45 p.m.
Soccer 

The anthems are beginning in this afternoon's UEFA Champions League semi. Juventus is unbeaten in 12 consecutive home matches in UEFA competitions while Real Madrid hasn't lost in five straight road Champions League matches. Live on Deportes & WatchESPN

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Soccer 

The other side of Ted Williams
MLB 

Death exposes everyone, and it exposed Ted Williams, stripping away what he'd created as a boy on Utah Street, revealing what he'd tried to hide: He came from damaged people, and he left damaged people behind. Cycle of suffering

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MLB 

Styles make great Champions League fights
Soccer 

Grantland's Mike Goodman: "Do you really want to know who’s going to win the Champions League? It’ll be whatever team figures out how to do what it does best better than everyone else -- and finds some luck along the way." How each team can win it all

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Soccer 

Juve needs 'near perfection' to beat Real
Soccer 

Juventus is unbeaten in its last 12 home matches in UEFA competitions. But manager Massimiliano Allegri says his team will have to play a near "perfect match" against Real Madrid today.

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Soccer 

Are you ready for some Fantasy Football?
NFL 

At their annual #FFLRanksSummit, ESPN Fantasy Football analysts are talking QBs. Tom Brady had some support to make the top 5, but not enough:

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Andrew Luck
  3. Russell Wilson
  4. Peyton Manning
  5. Drew Brees

NFL 

Wild's ice OK despite power outage

There was an overnight power outage in St. Paul, and the Wild said: "The ice plant at Xcel Energy Center was impacted for a short time. Arena staff acted quickly to implement full capacity and the ice is ready for tonight's game [against the Blackhawks]."

Mel Kiper's top draft grades
NFL 

Five teams earned an A-minus from ESPN's draft guru.

NFL 

His and Hers disagrees on 'Trill'
Men's College Basketball 

Willie Cauley-Stein officially changed his middle name to "Trill," and while Michael Smith thinks it's cool, Jemele Hill said: "It looks cute now at this age when he's 21 years old, it doesn't look so cute when you're 30."

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